Posts Tagged cardio

Cardio for Fat Loss

Why slow cardio is a waste of time  I need to take a deep breath on this one as the topic resides close to the rage centre in my brain.  One of the most painful things you will see in a gym is fit able people walking endlessly uphill on a treadmill whilst shouting about LISS (low intensity steady state) […]

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Strength training for endurance goals

It’s well documented that gym training can enhance endurance performance, both in terms of going faster and remaining healthy.  The problem is that most of us who enjoy endurance training come into the gym and do… more endurance training.  You don’t need more of the same.  This is not the time for Body Pump, Spin classes and circuit training, it’s […]

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Jeans Challenge Week 4

Halfway there…..   So we’re now well past the halfway point in trying to help our six ‘jeans challengers’ into that pair of jeans, and so far the omens are good.  Although it must be said that most of the guys are starting to feel the effects of three and a half weeks of focussed nutrition and training.   Week […]

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Jeans Challenge Week 3

Two weeks down, four to go…. So thats two weeks down and four more to go in our bid to get six regular women into ‘that’ pair of jeans in just six weeks. We retested everyone at the end of last week and we had some pretty stellar results.  You can see the change in everyone.  The average weight loss […]

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Interval Training for Fat Loss

Short, sharp bursts have proved more effective for fat loss. The argument about traditional steady-steady cardio vs higher intensity interval training is still gathering momentum!  Should we go more slowly for longer or is it more beneficial to go faster in short bursts? Have a read of this interesting article from the Sydney Morning Herald sent to us via one […]

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Ronni Ancona gives W10 a shout in the Evening Standard!

Over the last few months we have tasked with helping Ronni Ancona get fit for her Sport Relief Challenge. For those who didn’t see it, Ronni was not only the most amusing (of course!), but also the fittest on the trip – which is no surprise to us, given all her hard work. We’d like to say well done to […]

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Worth a read: The Primal Blueprint

We’ve all just finished reading The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in their health and improving their fitness. It’s a very easy read, giving plenty of good information but without preaching, patronising or boring you to tears with long-winded scientific explanations! (although you’ll get just enough to give you a reasonable […]

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Adrian’s Ironman Blog

Adrian crossing the line in Nice last year! Need a goal for 2011?  Keen triathlete, runner or cyclist?  W10 trainer is doing an Ironman triathlon for the second consecuutive year, and this year his dragging his wife Louisa along for the ride! Adrian is keeping a blog about his training this time around, sharing tips in training, nutrition, rest and […]

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Guest post by Jason Ferruggia – Top 5 tips for Muscle Building & Fat Loss

By Jason Ferruggia I was interviewed for a big name fitness magazine recently and they asked for my top five training tips. Here’s what I told them… Train like an athlete – You should be training for enhanced performance and your strength work and conditioning/ cardio should be hard, heavy and fast. None of the light weight, slow tempo nonsense, and no medium intensity, […]

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How much jogging should I be doing to for weight loss goal?

In most peoples cases, a lot less jogging than you’re currently doing.  People do too much steady state cardio training for fat loss – without realising that long term, it makes people structurally weak and predisposes them to store fat! We’re not anti jogging and we work with plenty of people who run both competitively and recreationally.  If you like […]

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